DescriptionArchitectural Geometry and Modelling:
‘’Geometry is the archetype of the beauty of the world’’ - Johannes Kepler
In history, the evolution of drawing has fundamentally paced the development of design and making. The course is an introduction to the theme of architectural representation and its twofold nature as a design and analytical instrument. On one hand, we will focus on explicit modelling techniques and the understanding of architectural geometry. On the other hand, we will investigate different representation methods to analyse physical objects and processes and learn how to dissect morphological and topological features to reverse-engineer the underlying logic of space/shape. The course aims to develop skills, methods, and provide a theoretical understanding of architectural representation, with a special focus on contemporary media. The students will be guided in an organized journey, made of weekly or bi-weekly individual exercises. This module is propaedeutic for the subsequent courses on computational design.